Politics & Government

Wichita Tea party organizers: We paid for event

WICHITA — Organizers of an anti-tax tea party held last week are taking exception to a comment by a state representative who implied that taxes helped pay for their event.

Rep. Dale Swenson, D-Wichita, noted in Sunday's Eagle that the party was held in the publicly owned Sedgwick County Park and said, "We need taxes to support their protests."

That drew an quick response from Lynda Tyler of Kansans for Liberty, the group that organized and sponsored the event.

"I have received a lot of these comments and they are totally ridiculous," she said.

Tyler said the group paid more than $1,800 to use the park for the five-hour event, which drew about 700 to 800 people.

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